The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England / North West
Rank 99 79 100
Rank change year-on-year -20 +21  
Contract jobs citing SCCM 29 82 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 2.14% 1.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.24% 25.39% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 17
Median daily rate £281 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £169 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £441 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -2.85% +12.90%  

SCCM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 237 323 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.27% 8.41% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 166 124
Median daily rate £400 £422 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.21% -6.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £72.40 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SCCM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -3 13 £355 -15.87% 1
Merseyside +2 7 £200 -46.66% 3
Manchester +1 5 £133 -47.00% 5
Cumbria - 1 £220 -
SCCM
England

SCCM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 47 (61.84%) Active Directory
4 31 (40.79%) Citrix
5 24 (31.58%) VMware
5 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 19 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 19 (25.00%) ITIL
7 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (21.05%) Intel Security
9 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
9 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (18.42%) WSUS
11 13 (17.11%) SCOM
11 13 (17.11%) Office 365
11 13 (17.11%) Finance
12 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
13 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
14 10 (13.16%) LAN
14 10 (13.16%) DNS
14 10 (13.16%) AppSense
14 10 (13.16%) XenDesktop
14 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
15 9 (11.84%) Banking
15 9 (11.84%) DHCP
16 8 (10.53%) Cisco
16 8 (10.53%) Migration

SCCM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Office
2 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) G Suite
4 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) DNS
1 10 (13.16%) LAN
2 9 (11.84%) DHCP
3 7 (9.21%) WAN
4 6 (7.89%) SAN
4 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.95%) Firewall
6 3 (3.95%) SSL
6 3 (3.95%) VLAN
7 2 (2.63%) 3G
7 2 (2.63%) Internet
7 2 (2.63%) NAS
7 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.63%) Skype
7 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.32%) DMZ
8 1 (1.32%) IPv4
8 1 (1.32%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.63%) MSI
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Log4j
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Local Government
4 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Consultant
2 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.89%) Active Directory Support
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) SCCM Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (1.32%) REST
2 1 (1.32%) SOAP
2 1 (1.32%) WSDL
2 1 (1.32%) XML
2 1 (1.32%) XSL
2 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) BYOD
4 2 (2.63%) Clustering
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.32%) AS400
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
5 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.95%) Android
7 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.95%) Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.63%) Unix
8 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Solaris
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Migration
2 8 (10.53%) Software Deployment
3 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.58%) Application Packaging
4 5 (6.58%) Time Management
5 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.95%) Application Discovery
6 3 (3.95%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.95%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.63%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) VBScript
4 2 (2.63%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) VB6
5 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) MCSE
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (61.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) XenDesktop
4 7 (9.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.89%) XenApp
6 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.26%) vSphere
7 3 (3.95%) BitLocker
7 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.63%) VMware GSX
9 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) WSUS
2 13 (17.11%) SCOM
3 12 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (7.89%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.95%) SCSM
5 3 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.63%) MOM
6 2 (2.63%) Sysprep
7 1 (1.32%) DameWare
7 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Nagios
7 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.79%) Citrix
3 24 (31.58%) VMware
4 16 (21.05%) Intel Security
5 10 (13.16%) AppSense
6 8 (10.53%) Cisco
7 7 (9.21%) Dell
8 4 (5.26%) HP
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
8 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.26%) Wyse
9 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
9 3 (3.95%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 3 (3.95%) Veeam
10 2 (2.63%) Altiris
10 2 (2.63%) Apple
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
Winsford, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago